Hafnia believes in the importance of understanding the role we can play in sustainable practices in maritime energy transportation. By having a clear approach and strong management commitment to Sustainability, we are confident that Hafnia can become a better company in a better world.

Our people

At Hafnia, we strive towards a unified company culture and collaborate closely between our departments at sea and ashore.


At the end of 2021, Hafnia had 1,917 seafarers representing 17 nationalities employed on 45 internally managed ships. Additionally, 42 vessels were managed by external technical managers, adding 1,836 to our total number of seafarers. Our seafarers maintain the value and quality of our vessels, playing a critical role alongside our land-based colleagues to achieve the safe transportation of our customers’ cargoes. The Covid-19 pandemic has put Hafnia’s seafarers around the world in precarious situations. As such, Hafnia has signed the ‘Neptune Declaration’ in order to work with other ship owners, the IMO and international labor organizations to resolve current and future crewing challenges.


Hafnia’s headquarters is based in Singapore, with offices in Copenhagen, Houston, Monaco and Mumbai. We have recently, in March 2022, opened a new office in Dubai. On shore, Hafnia employs 197 people representing 19 nationalities in both technical, corporate and commercial support functions, such as chartering, finance, operations and bunker supply.

View the full employees overview here.

The shipping industry faces several social challenges, chief among them gender diversity and employee health and safety. Hafnia recognizes the leading role it has to play in addressing these issues and is consistently working on initiatives to ensure a fair, safe and inclusive work environment, where everyone is encouraged to achieve their full potential. We do this through extensive training at all levels, implementing our CARE (Collaborative, Ambitious, Reliable, Enduring) values to ensure our employees’ physical and mental health and safety, and by strategically addressing the challenges facing women in our sector.

Material issues:


2.Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Equity (strategic priority for Hafnia) – Read more here

3.Employee Health & Safety – Read more here

4.Accident & Safety Management – Read more here

5.Human Rights– Read more here

6.Training and Education – Read more here


Our social initiatives comprise two main areas: those focused on off-shore personnel and those specific to on-shore personnel. However, they often intersect, with collaboration between both, to ensure close alignment.

Our corporate culture is about connecting people on and offshore. Creating a culture that is unique, a culture that fosters creativity, innovation, and a sense of belonging that everyone embraces.

Hafnia is a large company operating in a challenging sector, with people, assets and offices spread across the world. It is therefore crucial that we work hard to foster a culture where people feel a sense of belonging and community, where they are valued and recognised for their contributions to our shared successes and are proud to be part of the Hafnia family.

The People, Culture & Strategy team aims to be a strategic sparring partner to our business as we consider our people the most important asset. Over the past year, the team has launched several initiatives to help achieve and maintain this positive working culture, including mental health and wellbeing programmes and employee assistance initiatives. It is important to us that all our employees have a voice, hence our monthly townhall meetings and diversity group surveys, and that everyone in Hafnia is aware of our activities and challenges, hence our regular internal magazines.

All of our efforts in this area are underpinned by our CARE (Collaborative, Ambitious, Reliable, Enduring) principles, which we use as a framework to ensure we are always moving forwards, together.

From time to time, everyone experiences situations that affect their general well-being. Hafnia recognises this and has an Employee Assistance Programme to help all employees be more successful at meeting their responsibilities at home and at work. Through the Employee Assistance Programme, practical information and counselling on a variety of topics are available to our employees and those close to them, such as partners and immediate family members

Focus on Health & Safety Certifications and Audits

Our goal is to achieve Zero Harm to persons, environment and property! We regularly monitor our fleet safety statistics and benchmark them against industry standards to derive learning and drive continuous improvement. Our Hafnia fleet that is managed internally is certified to ISO 14001:2015 standard since 2019.

We conduct annual internal audits of the vessels and office operations under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Maritime Labour Convention(MLC). Recognized Organisations – Classification Societies , Flag States and key customers conduct external compliance audits of all vessels and office regularly. Class Lloyds Register certifies our Technical Management Company for 5 years and audits every year. Classification Societies and Flag  (LR – Lloyds Register, ABS – American Bureau of Shipping and DNV Det Norske Veritas) certify all vessels for 5 years and carry out interim audits to verify compliance.

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